Silk is the best yarn to keep the body's temperature. As everybody knows, silk is coming form the silk worm (the one becoming butterfly to be more clear) usually eating Mulberry leaves. We had a good silk production in Italy until the '50, then the culture disappeared with the disappearing of the Mulberry trees.
You can have different kind of silk : the shappe (which is the "normal" one) and the "organzino" one, which is the best and finest.
In men's fashion silk's socks were always pointed out as the best "cerimony" socks, while in the women's they were the first "sexy"socks, first produced on flat knitting frames.
|Our Men's Organzino silk|